Photo by PoPville flickr user Kyle

“Dear PoPville,

I wanted to share this feel good story because my confidence in local police (in Arlington) was just reaffirmed.

On Tuesday night I was driving to DC from the Rosslyn at 6:45 pm and was sitting in bumper to bumper traffic on Key Bridge. When the two lanes become three, the car behind me veered into the far left lane to prevent me from merging. He pulled his car up next to mine and proceeded to yell obscenities at me through our open windows (it was an unusually warm night). When the light finally changed he pulled ahead of me, scratching the front left side of my car. Traffic was horrible, so I was forced to sit behind him for another 10 minutes until we were able to turn left. During that time, he removed items from his car and threw them at my car. When we were finally able to turn onto M, I pulled off the road to avoid him any further (clearly he was not going to pull over to exchange insurance information). (more…)


Great news!! From a press release:

“Building on a partnership that started in 2007, Artomatic will return to Crystal City
to host a signature event in the spring of 2017. We anticipate attracting a large and diverse crowd showcasing a variety of creative work, including visual art, music, film, live performance, fashion, and more.

Look for more information about the next Artomatic in January when we kick off the New Year with a spring event in Crystal City!

Come on out and join us for Meet the Artists Night – Part 2 on Saturday, December 3 from 7pm until midnight.

The first one was so successful that we decided to do it again! Tell your friends, family, and anyone else who loves art to join us for this special evening.

Mission (more…)

Original DC location at 3607 Georgia Ave, NW courtesy EatsPlace

From a press release:

“EatsPlace is Growing

WHAT: EatsPlace Cafe and Market Opening Second Location
WHERE: Torpedo Factory Art Center in Old Town Alexandria, 105 North Union Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
WHEN: Winter 2016
COST: $3-20 price range

After two years of serving our members and community in our Washington, D.C. location, EatsPlace is happy to announce our expansion to a second location in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, at the historic Torpedo Factory Art Center.

Old Town Alexandria is the perfect destination for EatsPlace’s second location, with continuation of focusing on the best local foods and the vintage schoolhouse look of the original. The EatsPlace Cafe and Market at the Torpedo Factory Art Center is a quick-serve concept of eclectic sandwiches with entree salads and soups. It’s a mix of healthy and decadent, which will include kimchi grilled cheese and an Asian fermented foods board. The casual spot’s all-day menu also includes open faced tarts and cheese and charcuterie. The cafe will serve beer and wine. (more…)

Photo by PoPville flickr user L. Shanley

A good opportunity to check out that Silver Line we’ve been hearing so much about…

HeatTech for everyone!!

UNIQLO Tysons Corner opens tomorrow at 10am:

“Come join us as we celebrate the opening of the UNIQLO Tysons Corner Center store!


Giveaways and special promotions will be available for the entire weekend.

Line up – The first 100 guests on 10/28-10/30 will receive a mystery gift card, valued up to $100 (more…)

via craigslist

This is quite the Craiglsist ad:

“I am selling a 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit that has been completely modified inside and out by a professional custom auto shop. The vehicle has been in several big time magazines as well as won hundreds of car shows. I have about $70,000.00 invested in the car so please keep all offers to yourself. Please only contact me if you are 100% interested and you have the funds approved and ready. Please see attached pictures for details on work that has been done.”

From a press release:

“Farm Aid announced today that its annual food and music festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Va., with tickets on sale to the public on Monday, June 27.

“Folks are educating themselves about where and how food is grown—they’re hungry for the truth,” said Farm Aid President and Founder Willie Nelson. “Family farmers bring us good food, protect our soil and water, and strengthen our country. The Farm Aid concert is a day for us to honor that truth and keep working for family farmers.”

Farm Aid 2016, an all-day music and food festival, will feature performances by Farm Aid board members Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp, Neil Young and Dave Matthews — with Tim Reynolds — as well as Alabama Shakes, Sturgill Simpson, Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats, Jamey Johnson, Margo Price, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Carlene Carter and Insects vs Robots. (more…)


“Dear PoPville,

Yesterday I went into Killer ESP in Alexandria for a latte, and it was very crowded. I waited a while to order and then again a long time to get my coffee. Finally, they called my name, I picked up my cup (with my name on it) and headed out. After a few sips, I realized it was not the latte I’d ordered but a cafe au lait. (Later noticed under the sleeve that it said au lait.) Not a huge deal, so I went about my day. Then, because they use Square, I got an email asking about my experience. I gave them my feedback and received the rudest customer service responses I have ever had. Here’s the actual live chain of comments… 


Photo by PoPville flickr user KingoftheHill.


“Trains service being restored, with single tracking, between Rosslyn & Ballston. Station personnel notifying customers. 11:19a #wmata”


“Orange/Silver Line: No train service btwn Rosslyn & Ballston due to fire department activity outside Clarendon. Bus service available.”

“#wmata personnel & FD continuing investigation at Clarendon. Train service remains suspended between Rosslyn-Ballston, shuttles avail 10:37a”

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Gruber

“Dear PoPville,

We’re getting married in VA and want to use a friend to marry us; she is not ordained and we were originally thinking to take the approach of the online ordination. That seems to be clearly prohibited by VA due to recent court decisions in the last 5 years. So our question is just ot see if anyone has any luck figuring this out so that a friend could facilitate the ceremony.”